Recent News

December 4, 2017
Feasibility study released Oct. 31 estimates $279 million to bring the mine into production


The Canadian Zinc Corporation believes production could start at Prairie Creek Mine by August 2020.

This is according to results of a feasibility study commissioned by the company, which was released Oct. 31.

September 20, 2017
Shareholders expected to receive $14.25 US per share in cash when acquisition closes


The Canadian head office of Dominion Diamond is to

remain in Calgary after its shareholders voted on Tuesday to approve its $1.2-billion US sale to Washington Companies.

September 8, 2017
First diamond mine in the Northwest Territories could stay open until 2042


Further expansion of underground mining operations at the Ekati diamond mine could keep the mine in business until 2042, according to a preliminary economic assessment released by Dominion Diamond Corporation on Wednesday.

Dominion operates the mine, and owns a controlling interest.

July 17, 2017
Dominion Diamond had previously rejected an earlier bid as 'highly opportunistic'


U.S-based conglomerate The Washington Companies is buying Dominion Diamond Corporation, one of the world's largest diamond producers, for $1.2 billion US. 

July 4, 2017

At least 28,000 jobs will open in the Northwest Territories within the next 15 years, thanks mostly to the territory's aging population.

A report from the Conference Board of Canada says filling those positions will be a challenge for the N.W.T. On June 30, the Government of the Northwest Territories released a new immigration plan to help address the territory's potential labour shortage.

June 8, 2017

YELLOWKNIFE (JUNE 7, 2017) – Nearly $1 million is being invested in the future of Northwest Territories (NWT) exploration and prospecting thanks to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) signature incentive program.

May 30, 2017

Dominion Diamond announced positive results for its pre-feasibility study at the Misery Deep pit on Tuesday. 

The Misery Main pipe open-pit mine is expected to account for around 60 per cent of of the diamond carats recovered at Ekati mine in fiscal 2018.

The pre-feasibility showed a probable mineral reserve of between 1.8 million tonnes, or 8.7 million carats, at Misery Deep, which could net Dominion $92 million.

May 15, 2017

Darnley Bay Resources Ltd. has started hiring local workers as it tries to revive the old Pine Point Mine east of Hay River, Northwest Territories.

The company, with headquarters in Toronto, purchased the project for $8 million in cash and shares last December.

March 28, 2017

Stocks hit $17.80 per share after company announces plan Monday


Dominion Diamond Corporation's stocks rose again Monday after announcing it would listen to offers from potential buyers for the company.

Shares in the mining company rose after the company announced the decision in a statement Monday morning. 

March 3, 2017

The territory’s Gahcho Kué diamond mine officially began commercial production Thursday.

The mine, located 280 kilometers northeast of Yellowknife, is expected to produce around 54 million carats of rough diamonds over its lifetime.

Thursday’s announcement marks an important operational milestone and also comes slightly ahead of schedule.